Dr. Matchaya Assigned to Head Nsanje

Dr. Matchaya now to head Nsanje district Dr. Matchaya now to head Nsanje district - file photo

Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has rescinded the transfer of District Commissioner Dr. Medson Matchaya to Thyolo and instead the ministry has sent him to Nsanje to replace Douglas Moffat who has now been transferred to Thyolo.

The Ministry’s Spokesperson Muhlabase Mughogho confirmed this to us.

“The decision has been arrived at just to achieve peace in Thyolo and not bowing down to pressure from some councilors and chiefs in Thyolo who rejected the transfer of Dr. Matchaya to the district,” said Mughogho.

Spokesperson for the Ministry Muhlabase Mughogho said Dr. Matchaya who was rejected in Thyolo is now going to Nsanje to replace Douglas Moffat who has now been transferred to Thyolo.

She said Mr. Justin Kathumba has gone to Neno, Blessings Nkhoma from Neno to Nkhotokota while Mr. Stuart Ngoka who was Chief Executive Officer for Kasungu Municipality has been transferred to Chitipa district council.

Chairperson of Thyolo district council councilor Sandram Maulana has said the council is ready to welcome with Mr. Moffat as its DC.

“We rejected Dr. Matchaya based on reports that he abused public funds and was arrogant to councilors, chiefs and officials at Nkhotakota district council but we are ready to work with Mr. Moffat,” said Councilor Maulana.  

Meanwhile, the ministry has described as fake social media reports that Seodi White has been deployed to Neno as DC saying the DC there is Justin Kathumba who was transferred from Thyolo three weeks ago.

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